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The modernist as pragmatist : E.M. Forster and the fate of liberalism, Brian May

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The modernist as pragmatist : E.M. Forster and the fate of liberalism
Title
The modernist as pragmatist
Title remainder
E.M. Forster and the fate of liberalism
Statement of responsibility
Brian May
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Language
eng
Summary
  • The past few years have witnessed a resurgence in the study of British literary modernism. With recent publications on modernist American poetry and increasingly appreciative attitudes toward modern British novelists like Joseph Conrad and E.M. Forster, many scholars are experiencing a renewed interest in modernism. In The Modernist as Pragmatist, Brian May investigates modernist works that have been, until recently, regarded largely as mere exercises in stale Victorian liberal ideology. Breaking from one current interpretation of Forster as an innovative and perhaps objectionable representative of modernist fictional audacity, May keenly argues that Forster is neither a traditional liberal nor an imperial modernist stylist. He is, rather, a pragmatic liberal critic of both unreconstructed Victorian liberalism and unreckoning modernist aestheticism
  • May also looks at the debate between two contemporary progressive pragmatists, Richard Rorty and Cornel West, who have turned to the liberalism of the past as an avenue toward the future. By bringing British literary history to American neopragmatist philosophy, May allows the reader to understand both more concretely, historically, and imaginatively. Persuasive new readings of A Passage to India, Howards End, and The Longest Journey are used to illustrate how Rorty and West offer a choice between pragmatisms
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DLC
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1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
May, Brian
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6011.O58
LC item number
Z8226 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Forster, E. M.
  • Rorty, Richard
  • Forster, E. M.
  • Rorty, Richard
  • Forster, E. M.
  • Rorty, Richard
  • Politics and literature
  • Liberalism
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Liberalism in literature
  • Pragmatism in literature
  • Politique et littérature
  • Libéralisme
  • Modernisme (Littérature)
  • Libéralisme dans la littérature
  • Pragmatisme dans la littérature
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Liberalism
  • Liberalism in literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Political and social views
  • Politics and literature
  • Pragmatism in literature
  • Great Britain
Label
The modernist as pragmatist : E.M. Forster and the fate of liberalism, Brian May
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 155-199) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Pragmatic Liberalism, Literary Modernism, and Forster -- 1. Edwardian Liberalism and Edwardian Pragmatism: Hobhouse, Hobson, Moore, Dickinson, and Masterman -- 2. Modernism and Other Modes in Forster's: The Longest Journey -- 3. Neoliberalism in Rorty and Forster: Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity and Howards End -- 4. The Psychopathology of Everyday Liberalism: Howards End and A Passage to India -- 5. A Passage to India and the De-positivizing of the Sublime -- Afterword: Modern Narrative Domain and the Empire of the Body
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 210 pages
Isbn
9780826210968
Lccn
96031077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35292681
  • (OCoLC)ocm35292681
Label
The modernist as pragmatist : E.M. Forster and the fate of liberalism, Brian May
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 155-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Pragmatic Liberalism, Literary Modernism, and Forster -- 1. Edwardian Liberalism and Edwardian Pragmatism: Hobhouse, Hobson, Moore, Dickinson, and Masterman -- 2. Modernism and Other Modes in Forster's: The Longest Journey -- 3. Neoliberalism in Rorty and Forster: Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity and Howards End -- 4. The Psychopathology of Everyday Liberalism: Howards End and A Passage to India -- 5. A Passage to India and the De-positivizing of the Sublime -- Afterword: Modern Narrative Domain and the Empire of the Body
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 210 pages
Isbn
9780826210968
Lccn
96031077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35292681
  • (OCoLC)ocm35292681

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